Hello, I have a question on this. I have task, where it is assigned to fill the gap with 3 to 6 words and to adhere the same meaning.
Is it possible to fill the gap with "preferred to give up" as well?
If not, why not, thanks.
Although I wanted to quit smoking gradually, my doctor told me to stop immediately.
PREFERRED == I ...... up smoking gradually, but my doctor told me to stop immediately.
The correct answer is
would have preferred to give up